Entries from April 2010

Raucous crowd awaits Suns at Rose Garden

April 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — With the exception of a few Game 1 moments, the Purple Palace has been very, very loud the past two games. The fans that fill US Airways Center love getting behind their Suns and the Suns generally thrive off their energy. But now with the series tied 1-1, the Suns head to Portland […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Nicolas Batum questionable for Game 3 after MRI

April 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Jason Quick of The Oregonian recently reported that Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is questionable for Game 3 after this morning’s MRI showed a slight strain in his right shoulder — the same shoulder Batum had surgically repaired in October due to a torn labrum, causing him to miss 45 games this season. The […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Suns-Trail Blazers: Around the nation April 21

April 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments

With the series all knotted up at a game apiece and the Suns headed to Portland, the citizens of Planet Orange have taken their fingers off the panic button. Here’s what’s rumbling after the Suns’ blowout win: After last night’s game, Charles Barkley had some positive analysis of his former team. Barkley said he doesn’t […]

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Tags: Links · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Phoenix Suns answer with dominant Game 2 victory

April 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Going into their series, “tempo” was the biggest buzzword in this matchup pitting the hare Suns against the tortoise Blazers. The Suns played the Portland Trail Blazers’ slow, bruising style in their Game 1 loss, but Game 2 featured 48 minutes of Phoenix Suns basketball and along with it the kind of result […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Jason Richardson · Offense · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Grant Hill deadly on both ends for Suns in Game 2

April 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Maybe all the talk of the Suns needing more Amare Stoudemire motivated Grant Hill or maybe the veteran is just tired of his season ending after the first round of the playoffs. Or maybe it was neither. Whatever it was, Grant Hill proved invaluable Tuesday night as the Suns took Game 2 from the Portland Trail […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Game 2 Preview: Trail Blazers at Suns

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Suns 119, Trail Blazers 90 PHOENIX – The Blazers landed the first punch. Now it’s the Suns’ turn to counter. If not, this could be the last game US Airways Center hosts all season. Yes, Game 2 is that desperate of a situation with the Suns facing two games against Portland’s raucous crowd later this week. […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Jarron Collins · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers